Small box hinge problem
I have started to build a small box with mahogany sides and top and tiger maple front and back. I used 3/8 box joints to assemble the box, and plan to use a 3/8 inch thick piece of mahogany for the top. I want to use a set of Brusso JB-101 stop hinges, but the supplied #2 brass screws are 1/2 inch long. With a 1/16 mortise for the hinge, I'll have 5/16 of wood to work with. Brusso recommends that I cut the screws down and use some sort of epoxy to compensate for the lost holding power of the missing threads. They would not recommend a particular adhesive, preferring to leave that to the woodworker.
I don't have a clue as to what type of adhesive to use in this situation. I am allergic to cyanoacrylate, so I should avoid the superglue family. If there is a good epoxy for this type of situation, I'd appreciate hearing about it.
I would pre-drill the wood and use cut-down steel screws first, then run in the shortened brass screws. My thought would be to dip the screws in whatever adhesive I use before driving them.
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